It is currently 23 Mar 2018, 00:14

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# ps- hardback copies

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 07 Sep 2008
Posts: 25

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2008, 16:12
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. from the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the noverl was sold, 9 times as many paperback copies as harback copies were sold. if a total of 441,000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold?

ans: 364,500

can you help solve this?

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
VP
Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 1201

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2008, 18:57
Total copies =441000
since 36000 copies of HB were already sold, copies sold in our comparison =441000-36000=405000
NOw HB+PB=405000
PB=9*HB
10*HB=405000
Solving HB=40500
PB=9*HB=364500

andreasonlinegr wrote:
There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. from the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the noverl was sold, 9 times as many paperback copies as harback copies were sold. if a total of 441,000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold?

ans: 364,500

can you help solve this?

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: ps- hardback copies   [#permalink] 06 Oct 2008, 18:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by